The 12 richest soap opera stars, ranked

If you've ever been home during the day and decided to watch TV, you've probably seen a soap opera episode or two.

The scandal-packed, climactic-filled dramas gained popularity in the 1950s and have been a daytime television staple ever since. From General Hospital to Days of Our Lives, the soap opera genre has not only dominated midday TV but has also given actors the opportunity to show off their acting chops.

Due to the immediate popularity of soap operas, stars like Kelly Monaco, John Aniston and Eric Braeden have become household names. And although these stars may only appear on daytime television, they're net worths rival some of film's top stars.

If you're a soap opera lover, check out what some of your favorite actors are worth in the slideshow below:

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The top soap opera stars net worths

1. Eric Braeden – a.k.a. Victor Newman

Estimated Net Worth: $25 million

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2. Daniel Goddard – a.k.a. Cane Ashby

Estimated Net Worth: $16.7 million

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3. Deidre Hall – a.k.a. Dr. Marlena Evans

Estimated Net Worth: $12 million 

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4. Peter Bergman – a.k.a. Jack Abbott

Estimated Net Worth: $10 million 

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5. John Aniston – a.k.a. Victor Kirakis

Estimated Net Worth: $10 million 

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6. Alison Sweeney – a.k.a. Sami Brady

Estimated Net Worth: $9 million 

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7. Anthony Geary – a.k.a. Luke Spencer

Estimated Net Worth: $9 million 

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8. Finola Hughes – a.k.a Anne Devane

Estimated Net Worth: $8 million 

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9. Tyler Christopher – a.k.a. Nikolas Cassadine

Estimated Net Worth: $7 million 

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10. Kristian Alfonso – a.k.a. Hope Williams Brady

Estimated Net Worth: $5.5 million 

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11. Amelia Heinle – a.k.a. Victoria Newman

Estimated Net Worth: $4 million 

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12. Kelly Monaco – a.k.a. Sam Morgan

Estimated Net Worth: $4 million 

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Via: Fame10.com 

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